Politics Stormy Daniels: Trump's lawyer believes he’s above the law

01:05  17 april  2018
01:05  17 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Stormy Daniels' lawyer hints at 'major announcement' on person who allegedly threatened her

  Stormy Daniels' lawyer hints at 'major announcement' on person who allegedly threatened her Michael Avenatti said he has a "major announcement" about a person who allegedly threatened Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged affair with President Trump. "Expect a major announcement in the coming days regarding our efforts to identify the thug who threatened Ms. Clifford in Las Vegas in 2011 to 'leave Trump alone' while making reference to her little girl," he wrote on Twitter.

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump ’ s personal lawyer , Michael Cohen, will seek on Friday to halt porn star Stormy Daniels ’ defamation lawsuit, and Daniels ’ attorney said he expected Cohen to refuse to testify if the effort fails.

(Reuters) – A lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels argued in a court hearing on Friday that materials seized by federal investigators from U. S . President Donald Trump ’ s personal lawyer may concern his client, who claims the president slept with her.

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Adult-film star Stormy Daniels on Monday blasted Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, after Cohen made a court appearance related to an FBI raid of his office, hotel room and home last week.

"For years, Mr. Cohen has acted like he is above the law. He has considered himself and openly referred to himself as Mr. Trump's 'fixer.' He's played by a different set of rules - or should we say no rules at all," Daniels said in a brief statement.

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Says Michael Cohen 'Has Been Set Up to Take the Fall'

  Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Says Michael Cohen 'Has Been Set Up to Take the Fall' After Michael Cohen's office and hotel were raided, Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti says Cohen is being set up to take the fall for Donald Trump.The Stormy Daniels affair just turned into a Category 5 hurricane. The FBI has raided the D.C. office of President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, according to the New York Times, and Vanity Fair is reporting that a team of feds in New York also searched the Park Avenue hotel where Cohen has been staying. The agents reportedly seized documents and records connected to the $130,000 hush-money payment Cohen made to the porn star shortly before the 2016 election – allegedly on Trump's behalf – and perhaps much more.

REUTERS/Jeenah Moon Reuters (Reuters) - A lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels argued in a court hearing Source: Above the Law .

Adult film star Stormy Daniels reportedly believes recent comments by President Trump ' s lawyer open the way for her to discuss publicly her alleged Cohen said Tuesday that he paid the 0,000 out of his own pocket. His comments were an effort to quell accusations that the Trump campaign

"He has never thought that the little man, or especially women - and even more, women like me - mattered," she continued. "That ends now. My attorney and I are committed to making sure everyone finds out the truth and the facts of what happened."

  Stormy Daniels: Trump's lawyer believes he’s above the law © Provided by The Hill Federal agents raided Cohen's office, home and hotel room last week and reportedly seized financial documents, communications between Cohen and Trump and materials related to payments Cohen made to two women, including Daniels, who alleged they had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

Cohen appeared in court on Monday, where his lawyers argued that his legal team or a court-appointed attorney should be able to review the seized material before federal investigators, in order to determine whether the documents are protected under attorney-client privilege.

Daniels attended Monday's hearing.

Cohen has admitted that he paid Daniels $130,000 days before the 2016 election. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims it was part of a nondisclosure agreement about her alleged affair with Trump.

She has since filed a defamation lawsuit against Cohen, and is arguing the nondisclosure agreement is void because Trump did not sign it.

Michael Avenatti: Trump Made ‘Damaging Admission' .
"I don’t know how I’ve fallen into such good luck in this case, but I’m going to take it," Stormy Daniels's lawyer said.Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti said President Donald Trump made a “hugely damaging admission” in a phone call to his favorite show Fox & Friends Thursday when saying for the first time that his personal lawyer Michael Cohen represented him in the Stormy Daniels "deal.

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